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ask: What are the chances of pregnancy when using a condom and pulling out?

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Soooo, my boyfriend is always telling me that I have nothing to worry about, but I can't seem to convince myself. My boyfriend and I use a condom (correctly) every time and he pulls out before coming every time and we have never experienced any problems before. I have never been on birth control, but we are always very careful. We had sex on October 11th this month, that's it. I was just on my period from October 3rd-9th. The time we had sex the condom did not have any breaks or tears. I had been feeling like I was getting some symptoms of pregnancy, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and breast pain on October 17th, one week later. They all showed up one the same day and I didn't think my period would start that soon again and those are the symptoms that normally happen. I took a pregnancy test out of panic even though I know it was too early to tell if I were to be pregnant. Now I am still dizzy and get out of breath easily with some breast pain and still worried. I am not sure what to do because I am so young and am not ready to have a child, even though I know i was running a risk. Now I just feel stupid and helpless waiting until I can take another pregnancy test.

Am I just over reacting or could I actually be pregnant even though we used the precautions that we did? I stress out easily and I know that if you think about something so much you can make your body feel like its actually happening (empathy symptoms). I just need help and some peace of mind so I can focus on the next step I need to take.

Please help! I need direction and peace!
Damita

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you used protection such as condom your risk are less.  The fact you are stressing, that might be the cause of your delay. You might want to wait until your period is due and retake another pregnancy test.

Here are some resources for you

Sexual Health 101

Best,

Daisy

October 20, 2012 - 8:04pm
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